The Disadvantages of VoIP

With VoIP, you take your system with you. You can hook up your system anywhere with an internet connection and you’re up and running in a matter of minutes. Plus, you won’t need to get a new phone number — phone numbers are transferable.

The Disadvantages of VoIP
High Internet Bandwidth Needed

If your VoIP system doesn’t have sufficient bandwidth or your business is in a rural area, call quality can be impacted. Voice quality can be affected and response lagging or delays can take place. If you have problems maintaining a connection or trouble connecting to your provider’s servers you will need to check your network speed, especially during high usage times.

Location Hidden from Emergency Calls

When the 911 system started, VoIP did not exist. That emergency system was set up to work on a fixed location phone line, used by traditional phone systems, not an IP connection. If you’re making an emergency call from a VoIP phone system, you may run into problems because the dispatch cannot automatically locate you on their screens.

To prevent this from happening to you, find a VoIP provider that can enable the Enhanced 911 (E911) service for your virtual system.

Continuous Power Supply and Internet Connection Needed

Without continuous power, the VoIP phone systems will not operate. If you lose power and don’t have a backup power source, the VoIP phones will not work. The same applies to a continuous internet connection: if the internet goes down, your VoIP phone line will not operate even if you have power.

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